NFL Week 11 picks: Saints can’t blow this one

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3.05 pm CT – Kansas City Chiefs (4-5) at San Diego Chargers (2-7)

Those AFC West could not be trending any more different. The Bolts receiving depth chart has been compromised and the offensive line shuffling is at full swing, resulting in an abysmal record. Talking of shuffling, Kansas City has seen its Chiefs rebound from a poor start to the season, squarely putting themselves in the division winner conversation.

Nov 23, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talk after the game at TCF Bank Stadium. The Green Bay Packers win 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

3.25 pm CT – Green Bay Packers (6-3) at Minnesota Vikings (7-2)

The division lead up for grabs when the Cheeseheads travel to Minneapolis. Aaron Rodgers does not seem relaxed this month as Jordy Nelson’s absence and Eddie Lacy’s struggles have caught up to his production. While it is never smart to rule out the game’s best quarterback, the Vikings are on a roll these days behind a great rushing attack and a top flight defense. This will be the most exciting and important afternoon game, making it a must-watch.

3.25 pm CT – San Francisco 49ers (3-6) at Seattle Seahawks (4-5)

If you like offense, great execution and suspense, do not watch this game. What once (two years ago) was one of football’s best rivalries has turned into a farce the past years. At first, due to injuries and poor quarterback play on the 49ers side, now thanks to mass retirement in the Bay Area and Seattle’s determined approach to weaken its offensive line. Weak enough to annoy every single fan in the world with Russell Wilson’s backyard scrambles and throw aways.

Sunday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-2)

It will be Sunday night when fans are treated to a fun game between two outstanding teams, commented by the two best voices on the national landscape in Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth . The Cardinals were featured on SNF last week, executing an excellent game plan with vertical throws to beat the once-feared Legion of Boom. The Bengals meanwhile failed to gain any rhythm against the Texans at home but do not count this talented offense out. Enjoy!

Monday Night Football: Buffalo Bills (5-4) at New England Patriots (4-5)

There could not be a better time for Rex Ryan to overcome his Patriots obsession this week. New England is banged up on offense and was lucky to defeat the Giants last week. Buffalo is not exactly red-hot but a worthy opponent for a close game under Gillette’s Stadium’s bright lights. It remains to be seen whether Julian Edelman’s injury can be compensated for by Danny Amendola and whether the Patriots throw once more on 90% of their plays to counter Rex Ryan’s philosophy.

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